FLORIDA MAN CALLING HIMSELF DR. PHILLIP NIKAO PRETENDED HE WAS A DOCTOR, ACCEPTED KETO AS PAYMENT FOR THERAPY
BY SHANE CROUCHER ON 6/25/19 AT 4:13 AM EDT
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A Florida man is accused of masquerading as a doctor to treat patients suffering problems with their mental well-being.
Phillip Jay Stutzman, 42, a life coach of Sarasota, is charged with three felony counts of unlicensed practice of a health care profession. Sarasota Police Department arrested Stutzman on Thursday.
According to the affidavit, Stutzman claimed his alter-ego Dr. Phillip Nikao had a masters in neuroscience and a doctorate in psychology, using these allegedly bogus credentials to provide services since 2016.
“He provides services ranging from coaching to sexual abuse and trauma, with no such training,” the complainant, a former client, told police. “His advertisements and sales pitches are based on his education and experience with leaders in the industry to convince clients to pay very high rates for his services, while putting people at risk by trusting his professional advice as a doctor.”
Business cards and internet searches showed Stutzman presenting himself as Dr. Nikao, officers said.
Florida Man Calling Himself Dr. Phillip Nikao Pretended He Was a Doctor,
Accepted Keto as Payment for Therapy
Jesus, Florida Man. Control yourself!
June 25, 2019 at 11:48 AM #80233h-32Participant
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I’ve never heard of “keto” as a thing, other than as a diet regimen (ketogenic diet) – and you can’t “give” that to someone as a payment. Anybody know what “keto” they are referring to?
June 25, 2019 at 1:20 PM #80256djean111Participant
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“KETO” is now a tag attached to the inevitable supplements that are supposed to enhance the keto diet. Part of the school of remoras that has attached itself to basically a very simple diet. A multivitamin is probably a good idea, no matter what diet is concerned.
June 25, 2019 at 1:44 PM #80260NV WinoModerator
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Florida Man never disappoints.
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